International Week

LEARN ABOUT BROCK’S INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY!

Join us February 22 to 26, 2021

International Week is a bi-annual event held each semester to showcase Brock’s diversity.

Our Fall semester is in conjunction with CBIE’s annual International Education Week (IEW) celebrations held worldwide on the third week of November. The event is celebrated in more than 100 countries around the globe.

For international members of Brock’s community, International Week is a great opportunity to represent your home country and highlight unique aspects of your culture to others.

For Brock’s domestic community, it deepens our understanding of the world outside of Canada and provides a valuable opportunity to learn more about cultural traditions and values.

If you have any questions about the activities listed below, please email to Ehima Osazuwa, Brock’s International Student Engagement Coordinator.

Event Schedule

International Trivia

Monday, Feb. 22 at 11 a.m. EST on crowd.live 

Brock students represent more than 100 countries around the world. Test your world knowledge with a fun game of trivia themed around the various countries represented at Brock. The winner will receive a $25 gift card from a store of their choice.

Limited spots are available. Advanced registration is required.

There are limited spots so register in advance.

International Student Ambassador Info Session

Monday, Feb. 22 at 5 p.m. EST on Microsoft Teams

Each year, a handful of students are selected to participate in the International Student Ambassador Program. The student ambassadors work with Brock International to meet with prospective students from around the world, highlighting what life is like at the University, both inside and outside of the classroom. They spend time describing life in Niagara, why they chose Brock and how their University experience has helped them prepare for their upcoming career. As part of being an ambassador, students who are selected into this program have their International tuition fees reduced to a domestic rate.

With applications now open, attend this session to learn more about:

  • the role of being an ambassador;
  • what they were up to this year; and
  • tips on how to apply for this position

International Cooking Demonstration

TUESDAY, Feb. 23 AT 12 P.M. ON MICROSOFT TEAMS

Aiden Luu, Brock’s International Student Ambassador from Vietnam, will be teaching you how to make a traditional Vietnamese dish.

Human Rights & Equity Training Workshop

Tuesday, Feb. 23 from 3 to 5 pm EST on Microsoft Teams

Join Brock Human Rights & Equity, Gender and Sexual Violence Support and Education, for an interactive workshop! Learn about consent, healthy relationships, sexual assault & violence, and your human rights as a Brock student. You’ll also learn how to help support friends, classmates, and family members who come to you for help.

If you have questions, or any concerns about safety and attendance, please contact tritondo@brocku.ca to discuss attendance methods that can work for you.

Introduction to Career Planning

Wednesday, FEB. 24 at 10 a.m. EST on Microsoft Teams

Join our Community Engagement Coordinator, Teghan, for a presentation focused on how to begin career planning. In this presentation, you will learn about what you need to succeed in the Canadian job market, resources and support that Brock University can provide, and things to note regarding work authorization as an international student.

Intercultural Conversation Cafe

Wednesday, Feb. 24 at 3 p.m. EST on Microsoft Teams

Connect with and learn more about Brock students both in Canada and across the globe at the 2021 Intercultural Conversation Cafe’. Meet new friends and expand your virtual social circle all while playing games and engaging in dynamic conversations and interactions with a rich and diverse audience.

Register on ExperienceBU.

Bollywood Dance Lessons

Thursday, FEB. 25 at 12 p.m. EST on Instagram live

Join Rani Jaykumar Hansalia on Instagram LIVE to discover the essence of Hindu art, music, and culture with FREE Bollywood dance lessons. The second-year Media and Communications student from India has more than 15 years’ experience in dance forms such as Indian classical, contemporary and Bollywood. She recently showcased her skills during Brock’s Got Talent, a virtual talent competition hosted on the @BrockuIntl Instagram account. During the session, participants should wear comfortable clothing and shoes and ensure they have adequate space around them to learn new moves.

International Cooking Demonstration

Thursday, November 19 at 6 p.m. EST on Microsoft Teams

Adithya Sethumadhavan, Brock’s International Student Ambassador from India, will be teaching you how to make a traditional Indian dish.

CultureFest: Caribbean

FRIDAY, February 26 AT 3 P.M. ON MICROSOFT TEAMS

Brock University is home to many international students from all over the world! This CultureFest event series, hosted by Brock International Services, celebrates our campus diversity through informal virtual gatherings where we learn about different parts of the world.

This event will be hosted by our International Student Ambassadors, who will share facts, traditions and interesting aspects of their culture with the wider Brock community.

RSVP on ExperienceBU